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ABSTRACT We are awfully inadequate and bad in providing systematic and regular user instruction services particularly user induction user-orientation and user-education There are hardly any usereducation module to proudly present to an average user Some have imported AV programmes to their users There is no local orientation to such programmes developed abroad Majority of the libraries do not have regular user-induction and orientation programmes especially for new-entrants in using libraries as well as new systems and services based on IT A few modules of user orientation programmes are developed in RECT library and tested for the purpose RECT library have not only find ways and means of inducing and inducting the newentrants but also make use of IT to take library to the users The modules thus prepared were also used as a marketing technique towards the sale and distribution of information products and services of RECT Library KEY WORDS User induction User Orientation User assistance Library Instruction Library Guiding Bibliographic instruction Initiation of users 1 INTRODUCTION User Education is concerned with educating the users in the use of library with a view to enable them to derive maximum benefit from the materials kept with the library It consists of familiarizing the user with all those techniques and tools which lead them to the treasure of knowledge hidden in library holdings including non-book reading materials In short it involves helping the user to find hisher information by himself herself User education presupposes personalized service and helps training and orientation of the user with the presumption that he needs if for that user is trained in the use of the library so that heshe could reach the document of their interest with out any bodys help Summarily user education aims at making user selfdependent Libraries and Information centers should design courses on user education and impart training to the users Library is the most appropriate place for such an activity since it is better
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